“We went to his place and asked him about his heinous act"
A group of female Indian activists attacked a man for allegedly making derogatory and sleazy remarks against women on YouTube.
The incident happened in Kerala and it was reported that the women slapped the man and poured motor oil on him. In addition, they told him to apologise for his comments.
The activists were led by dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and Diya Sana.
At around 5 pm on September 26, 2020, the women confronted Vijay Nair, who had been staying at a lodge in Gandhari Ammankovil Road.
The women raised slogans and manhandled him.
Police heard what was going on and arrived at the scene. However, they did not register a case against the activists as Nair had not made a complaint.
Instead, the police filed a case against Nair based on a complaint filed by the activists.
It was reported that the women seized Nair’s laptop and gave it to the police, demanding immediate action.
Bhagyalakshmi explained that they had to confront Nair due to a lack of action from the police and the Women’s Commission.
Diya, who appeared on the reality show Bigg Boss, filmed the incident on her mobile phone.
Bhagyalakshmi explained: “We went to his place and asked him about his heinous act on social media.
“When he verbally abused me, I slapped him on the face. Later, we took his laptop so that he would not be able to destroy the materials stored in the hard disk.”
Nair had allegedly uploaded a video onto YouTube in which he questioned feminism and made derogatory comments against women.
Previously, another activist named Sreelakshmi Arackal had approached the Kerala Women’s Commission, the Cyber Cell as well as the Social Justice Department, seeking action against Nair.
However, no action was reportedly taken.
Bhagyalakshmi said that their protest was for all the women in the state. She said that it was a reply to those who think they can say whatever they want.
According to the complaint filed by Sreelakshmi, Nair made sexually explicit comments against feminists on his YouTube channel ‘Vtrix Scene’.
Nair claims his channel to be educational and claims that his videos are on the stock market.
However, Sreelakshmi alleged that in one of his videos uploaded on August 14, 2020, he called feminists “prostitutes”.
She also said that his videos would negatively affect the younger generations.
Following the assault incident, Nair reportedly apologised to the Indian activists.